Home owners are warned to make sure their property is secure following the break-in of 13 garages in Pebsham in just one night.
Bicycles were targetted, also tools, but no other items were reported stolen during these burglaries on October 21.
The garages were inside a wide area across Claxton Road, Fairlight Close, First Avenue, Second Avenue, and Seabourne Road.
“It was quite a spread,” said Inspector James Scott of Bexhill police station.
“With a lot of the garages nothing was taken so it seems as if they were looking for soemthing specific. However we found that most of these garages were insecure and not locked which makes them an easy target for criminals.”
He warned residents to make sure their garages were properly locked and said: “Don’t be complacent.”
Items inside garages and sheds can be marked, and police suggest homeowners invest in outdoors security lights which are sensitive to movement, and alarms for garages and sheds which can be organised and installed for free by calling in at the station in Terminus Road.
Inspector Scott also urged the public to call immediately they see anyone acting suspiciously.